The Department of Physical Therapy has offered outstanding educational programs in physical therapy for 50 years. Currently, we offer the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program for students who choose to become physical therapists and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Rehabilitation Science.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Interview dates are January 29, 2016, and February 5, 2016.


We were saddened to learn that Sharon Shaw, PT, DrPH, chair of the UAB Department of Physical Therapy from 1998 until retiring in 2013, passed away on January 11, 2016.

To read more about her life and legacy and to learn about the service to celebrate her life on January 25, please click on the photo below.

Read more about Sharon, plus details about the celebration of her life on 1/25.

Doctor of Physical Therapy


Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science

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Certificate in Health-Focused Care for PTs and OTs